||Email Protocols: Where Do We Go Now?|
|Subject:||There is a way out|
There is a way out of the whole sorry email mess, but it's unlikely to happen. Microsoft creates a new protocol that is designed in conjunction with relevant interest groups (e.g. djb) to replace SMTP, POP and IMAP. They then make it the default mechanism in ALL their products. Then they open-source the protocol properly - i.e. GPL or mBSD license, free of any constraint.